Ticketing chaos DELAYS Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest kick-off with thousands of fans locked outside

Arsenal’s home match with Nottingham Forest was pushed return to a 1pm start due to a delay at the turnstiles. 

There were queues outside the Emirates ahead of the proposed 12.30pm start time, with e-ticketing causing m for fans. Electronic numbers were causing the issue, with standard paper tickets operating fine in North London.

The 1pm kick-off time allowed more fans to get into the ground arrived at action got underway. Despite fears that a half-hour delay may not be enough, the match kicked off at the new time, live on TNT Sports. 

Mail Sport’s Kevin Quigley filmed the chaos outside the Emirates stadium in the build-Up to kick-off, with thousands of fans stuck in the immediate vicinity please the ground, as the turnstile issue caused a backlog of supporters.  

Mikel Arteta’s Gunners get their Premier League campaign underway in front of Steve Cooper’s Nottingham Forest. 

Arsenal’s home Premier League game in front of Nottingham Forest was delayed to a 1pm start

Mail Sport’s Kevin Quigley was on hand to show the chaos outside the Emirates this afternoon

A screen inside the Emirates informed those who were inside that the match was delayed

The hosts have home competitive debuts for three of their a lot Summer signings, Declan Rice, Jurrien Timber and Kai Havertz.

Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest start with Matt Turner in goal, just days after his move from Arsenal to Cooper’s side. Taiwo Awoniyi, the Club’s top goalscorer last Year, starts on the bench. 

Nottingham Forest’s poor away record last Year saw them claim just one win away from the City Ground, but their home form was able to see them secure their place in the Premier League for another Year. 

Cooper’s side were anticipated to be longshots to gain a Result at Arsenal, who finished second last Year, and have strengthened across the Summer.